33 Marshall Wood

Marshall Wood

Freshman forward

Bio:

  • Height: 6’8″
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Position: Forward
  • Rustburg High School, Rustburg, VA

Class of 2012 Rankings:

Service Stars Pos Rank Class Rank
ESPN 3 30 -
Rivals 3 - -
Scout 3 - -

The Skinny:

Marshall was a late bloomer on the recruiting scene.  That can be attributed in part to the fact he plays in rural Rustburg, just outside Lynchburg.  Rustburg is Class AA in Virginia (much like Millbrook was where Erick Green played through his junior year), so he isn’t playing the toughest competition, nor is he on the biggest stage.

Marshall is an explosive leaper.  He’s not physical like fellow signee Montrezl Harrell.  But Wood can get way above the rim (see the video below) and finish with the best.  He has nice touch and I hear he has a good jumper and can shoot well from midrange.  He’ll need to develop his post moves for the next level, but that’s not unusual for a kid bigger than everyone else he plays (doesn’t need them now).

Wood is too thin for the ACC right now, at least to be a power forward.  He will need to beef up to get minutes with the Hokies next year, because we know he isn’t going to get much time at small forward with guys like Jarell Eddie and Dorian Finney-Smith around.

The natural guy you compare him to on the high school level is Lewis Withcher.  Lewis played for Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA.  Lewis was a bigger recruit (4-star) but also was a tall, skinny, post player.  Lewis was a great guy, but let’s hope Marshall enjoys more success than Witcher did.

Here’s a highlight video of Marshall: DUNK YOU VERY MUCH

Game Notes (2011-12 Season):

Date Opponent Score Points Rebs Blocks
12/2/11 *Campbell 40-36 18 9 1
12/3/11 *Dan River 53-56 20 14 4
12/6/11 *Altavista Combined School 55-39 26 14 5
12/8/11 *Glass 64-53 21 11 11
12/10/11 *Altavista Combined School 49-38 19 10 1
12/12/11 *Liberty (Bedford) 73-49 49 15 2
12/15/11 *Amherst County 52-56 25 11 1
12/19/11 *Staunton River 63-35 24 8 2
12/28/11 *Randolph-Henry 48-43 34 12 1
12/29/11 *Campbell 57-50 25 16 1
1/2/12 Heritage 58-65 15 9 2
1/9/12 *Brookville 55-57 26 10 1
1/12/12 *Jefferson Forest 60-44 21 19 4
1/20/12 *Liberty (Bedford) 63-46 19 14 4
1/24/12 *Amherst County 60-54 31 21 3
1/27/12 *Heritage 37-34 15 11 2
1/28/12 *Liberty Christian 31-32 19 6 1
2/3/12 *Brookville 51-37 21 19 5
2/7/12 *Jefferson Forest 66-40 21 13 3
2/9/12 *Glass 51-46 31 12 10
AVERAGES 15-5 24.0 12.7 3.2

Marshall averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior.

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